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Save the Date: 2018 southeast regional oncology symposium


The Rees Skillern Cancer Institute and CHI Memorial will host the 2018 Southeast Regional Oncology Symposium for primary care providers on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Embassy Suites by Hilton from 7:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. James R. Headrick, M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon, is the program director. A maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM are available.

Symposium topics include:

  • Dermatology for the PCP
  • Genetic counseling: what your patients may ask you and what the criteria is for referring
  • Colon cancer screening options: what you and your patient should know
  • Lung screening indicators and learnings
  • Early stage lung cancer in the non-surgical patient
  • When and how to biopsy lung lesions
  • Elements of survivorship and its utilization in coordinating care between PCPs and oncologists
  • Immunotherapy: why are oncologist so excited?
  • Toxicity: when therapy goes amuck
  • Breast cancer screening modalities and new technologies
  • Cancer of the head and neck: how to recognize it in your office
  • PSA testing controversies and what you need to know about MRI prostate biopsies
  • 2018 update on urologic malignancy/renal biopsy
  • Palliative care vs. hospice care
  • Liver and pancreatic cancer: what’s new in diagnosis and treatment.

 The symposium is appropriate for primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, interns, residents, and medical students involved in the care of oncology patients.

The cost to attend the 2018 Southeast Regional Oncology Symposium is $125 for CME-eligible physicians and $70 for other professionals. To register for the 2018 Southeast Regional Oncology Symposium, email For more information, visit

Embassy Suites by Hilton is located at 2321 Lifestyle Way, Chattanooga, TN 37421.